Is an accident involving a turn always the left-hand turners fault?
I was turning left at a 4-way intersection. I put my blinker on to start to turn when another driver was about half a block a way. But as I started to turn I noticed that he was going way to fast but before I could do anything he hit me. So I just slammed on the brakes. He didn't even appear to try to stop like I wasn't even there. He maybe slowed down but that was it. I know that the law says that left turn accidents are the turners fault but l would like to know if its still my fault if he was speeding and didn't even try to stop? And if I should get a lawyer?
Although it s true that if an accident occurs when making a left turn in front of on coming traffic the accident appears to be the turner's fault, that is not necessarily always the case. Most jurisdictions indicate that you can tun when it is safe to do so. If you acted prudently and he was speeding then yes, it will be a mitigating factor in liability. May I ask: who had the stop signs? You were not specific.
When you ask "should I get a lawyer" for whom do you mean? Were you hurt and want to sue? Tehn yes. If you mean because you think that you are going to be sued, if you have insurance your insurance company will owe you a defense if you are sued. Read your policy to be sure.